Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
GBP/USD finds a support
During the conference in Hague, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU would find a backstop solution by October 31 (Brexit deadline). GBP/USD positively reacted to her comments and jumped by more than 140 pips. At the moment of writing, the cable has been testing the resistance at 1.2250. If this level is broken, the next resistance will lie at 1.23. If bears take over the market, the pair will reverse towards the 1.2108 level. The next key level for bears will be placed at 1.2042.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.